Subject: Re: more on this missing shared libs thing..
To: None <>
From: Eric d'Alibut <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/17/2004 01:03:53
On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 13:28:55 +1000, George Michaelson <> wrote:

> ok. Am I wrong, or is there something bust in libtool dealing with packages
> with numbers in their name?

You've got my vote.
> The common element appears to
> be that the destination libs are part of glib2 which is tagged as
> glib2-2.4.7 (not one of the xxxxxnbx series)

They're not limited to family members  of glib2. I find the phenomena
in libxml2-2.6.16, which installs these bogus libs:

lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel       17 Nov 17 00:41
/usr/pkg/lib/ ->
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel       17 Nov 17 00:41
/usr/pkg/lib/ ->
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1098971 Nov 17 00:41 /usr/pkg/lib/

...but the apps linked thereto are looking for (Had I
seen this  thread earlier tonight, I would  not have posted that
observation to the users list.)

Same deal with gtk2. 

So, the feature of a pkg name containing a numeral may be the monkey
wrench in the water pump. so to speak...

Best regards,

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